Acuity May 2016

Welcome to Acuity, the magazine of sharp thinking on matters of economics, business and finance.

In our May edition technology guru and innovator Nicholas Negroponte explains why he sees hope for retail, more disruption in media, and why he wants the internet recognised as a human right. New Zealand's Auditor-General reflects on leadership, being a pioneer for women and the state of the public sector. We examine what led to the collapse of Dick Smith, and investigate just how much office design really matters to productivity.

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Generally accepted audit principal

In her final year as New Zealand’s Auditor-General, Lyn Provost FCA reflects on leadership, paving the way for other women, and the state of the public sector.

Market failure

The ugly story of Dick Smith, from float to collapse.


If open plan offices harm concentration, hot desking makes people uncomfortable and clean desks inhibit creativity, what makes a good office?